Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I just ate lunch. That'll upset the Muslims.

A guest post by Philo

Today, a Facebook group called "USA Stands with Israel" posted as fact a questionable rumor that Kate Middleton is halachically Jewish (on her mother's side) and that therefore, "The future king of England will be a Jew according to Jewish Law and tradition."

First of all, the baby may be a girl, so it may be the future queen, not king. But what really annoyed me was the way the entire post was introduced:
"This is really going to upset the Muslims in Britain."

Her ancestry certainly a fact worth sharing, if true. But what on earth does that have to do with British Muslims? Does everything have to be viewed through that lens? It shows a very narrow and bigoted worldview, and a bizarre form of triumphalism.

Unfortunately, looking through the past posts of "USA Stands with Israel" shows that this is a running theme, and that whoever runs this group is a racist with a one track mind.

Also, they can't take criticism. When I commented on the post, saying essentially what I said above, my comment was removed fairly quickly.


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